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Gallbladder

Gallbladder, cystic duct, and common bile duct

The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores and concentrates bile, a fluid that helps the body digest fats. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts and releases bile through the common bile duct into the small intestine.

Current as of: August 12, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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